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  • 6 years 15 weeks ago


    W1-London Knights 8 @ W8-Windsor Spitfires 3
    OHL First Round – London wins best of seven series 4-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    After Windsor stayed close in the first three games, London finally broke out of their “offensive slump” and put up a snowman on the Spits in Game 4 to complete the sweep of their first round series. Fans and followers of the Knights, who are loaded at forward, have been wondering where the offense has been the last few weeks. Hopefully for the Knights they found what they were looking for. Namestnikov had a goal and an assist in Game 1 but has been quiet since. He did have a helper in Game 4. London and Brampton are the only teams to advance so far in the OHL playoffs.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    Hard to waste a hat trick.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 6 goals on 34 shots for the loss before giving way to Sebastien Caron who stopped all 4 shots he faced the rest of the way.

    First Period
    TB Malone (16), (Stamkos, Hedman), 19:16

    Second Period
    NJ Zubrus (17), (Elias)(SH), 3:07
    TB Malone (17), (Brewer), 4:40
    NJ Josefson (2), (Carter, Clarkson), 6:54
    TB Malone (18), (Hedman), 10:13
    NJ Kovalchuk (33), (Henrique, Parise), 13:26
    NJ Zidlicky (2), (Kovalchuk, Elias)(PP), 14:37

    Third Period
    NJ Ponikarovsky (13), (Salvador), 2:25
    NJ Clarkson (29), (Ponikarovsky, Henrique), 6:05
    TB Smith (2), (Wallace, Aulie), 19:51

    Ryan Malone was the game's second star. Good for him to give himself a fighting chance to get to 20 goals by the season's end.

    It's good to have Vincent Lecavalier back.

    As of this minute, the Lightning would pick 9th, but they're in a 4-way tie with Anaheim, the Islanders, and Carolina at 77 points. So, they could easily be in 6th position soon, and they're just 2 points ahead of Toronto, which would pick 5th. There's a certain defenseman from Red Deer I think is going 4th or 5th, at the latest, in this draft. So, while losing stinks, it might be for a good purpose.

    Keith Aulie had a helper and 2 hits in 11:58.

    Trevor Smith had a goal, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 16:01.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 hits in 16:56. Smith and Wyman are legitimate contenders, along with about a half dozen other forwards, for a spare number of spots on the Lightning in camp next season, in my opinion. We'll see another contender, J.T. Brown, make his debut this weekend.

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  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the capping, empty net goal for Chelyabinsk in their 3-1 Game One win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo, now a Flames property, allowed 2 goals on 20 shots in defeat for Avangard. Nikita Nesterov did not play in the match for Traktor. Game Two is Saturday.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago


    1-Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ 16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
    QMJHL First Round – Saint John wins best of seven series 4-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (holding), 5 SOG, 1 Hit
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 5-2-7, +3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    The good news for Cape Breton is it’s over. Saint John “only” scored five goals against them in Game 4, after scoring 13, 8 and 8 in the first three games. Gauthier scored his fifth goal of the series in Game 4. The Sea Dogs will face Baie-Comeau in the quarterfinals.

    3-Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ 14-Gatineau Olympiques 3 (OT)
    QMJHL First Round – Blainville-Boisbriand wins best of seven series 4-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, 3 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -7, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 6-26-32, -13, 55 PIM

    In what was probably the last junior game of his career, Adam Janosik (pictured) had a goal, assist, and was named second star as the Olympiques couldn’t hold a lead and fell to the Armada in overtime. A former third round pick of the Lightning, Janosik is up for a contract from the Lightning. If he’s not signed by June 1, he goes back in the draft. He could be signed by AHL Norfolk to a tryout agreement and play and practice with the team, or be assigned to ECHL Florida. There doesn’t appear to be any open spots with either club, however. Perhaps he’s brought in to practice with his future team.

    4-Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ 13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 (OT)
    QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau wins best of seven series 4-0

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: Did not play
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

    Tigres fans have to be furious after their fourth-seeded club just got swept by the 13th-seeded team. At least this game was close, won in overtime by the Drakkar. The previous game was a blowout. Milan did not play in Game 4, which made Game 3 the final game of his junior career. He’s already signed to an NHL contract and like Janosik could join the organization in some fashion this year with a tryout agreement. If not, he’ll join next season. It’s been a disappointing year statistically for Milan, who had 40 points last season. While signed for his defense, few expected him to finish with 11 points in 62 games, especially in the wide-open QMJHL.


    E1-Niagara IceDogs 3 @ E8-Oshawa Generals 5
    OHL First Round –Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

    Coyotes pick and Team Canada WJC veteran Mark Visentin allowed five goals on 23 shots as Niagara had their 2-0 series lead completely erased by eighth-seeded Oshawa. Columbus pick Boone Jenner, a favorite of Bolt Prospects heading into the draft last summer, had a goal and two assists for the Gens. Former Lightning draft pick Brock Beukeboom was scoreless in Game 4 for Niagara. His rights were traded to the Blues in the Eric Brewer trade last year. He had 16 points in 47 games for Niagara this season.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 0

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

    Despite outshooting Gwinnett 30-19 the ‘Blades dropped a 2-0 decision to the conference’s top team on Wednesday. Florida is two points ahead of Wheeling for the fifth seed in the East. They have already clinched a playoff spot. Sebastien Piche had his three-game goal scoring streak come to an end. Goaltender Pat Nagle was backup to John Muse. Nagle hasn’t played since March 2.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    Bob Halkidis (yes)!


    Dustin Tokarski stopped all 32 shots he faced for the victory. In Saturday's game, he broke his previous mark for wins, and tonight's shutout, his 5th, sets a new personal best for shutouts as a pro. He also ran his winning streak to 10 games and ran his save percentage for the year up to .911. He leads the league in wins by 3 at 29 and he's now tied for second in shutouts, 1 back of Ottawa's Ben Bishop.

    First Period

    Second Period
    NOR Palat, (8) (Barberio, Johnson), 12:27 (SH)
    NOR Panik, (19) (Ouellet, Johnson), 17:34 (PP)

    Third Period

    Tokarski and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. While Johnson saw his goals streak snapped tonight, he ran his points streak to 13 games.

    Don't look now, but with 40 points, Richard Panik is now tied for 15th in scoring amongst AHL rookies. The Panik attack is 1 goal shy of the magic 20 goal plateau.

    Happy Birthday to Ondrej Palat, who celebrated with the game winning, shorthanded goal.

    Among the wonderful things the Admirals win streak has already done, we can add this blog's first ever reference to former Lightning defenseman Bob Halkidis.

    Standings-wise, the Admirals' magic number for clinching the division has now dropped to 2 points. A Norfolk win Friday or a Wilkes-Barre Scranton loss to Connecticut gets it done. In the conference, tonight's critical 4-point win did a lot to advance things for the Admirals, as they dropped that magic number from 10 to 6 with a single victory. A win Friday will make everything almost elementary. Norfolk could run their lead on St. John's to 15 points, with only 8 games remaining on the IceCaps' schedule, and there would be no way for St. John's to catch the Admirals in ROW, meaning the magic number will actually drop to 1.

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  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (5)Assat 1 @ (4)JYP 4
    JYP Wins the Series 4-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 0 SO, 1.67 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Riku Helenius got the day off as backup Joni Myllykoski stopped 28 of 29 shots in JYP's series-clinching Game Four 4-1 win. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a goal and was the game's second star.

    JYP and Jokerit are already through to the SM-liiga Semifinals. In the other two series, top seed KalPa is up on Espoo Blues 3-1 and Karpat is up 3-1 on Lahti Pelicans. The Semifinal round begins next Wednesday, April 4th.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago


    1-Saint John Sea Dogs 8 @ 16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
    QMJHL First Round – Saint John leads the best of seven series 3-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Mercy. Saint John crushed Cape Breton for the third straight game, this time 8-2. They’ve scored 29 goals in three games. Gauthier was first star for his two goals on Tuesday. Minnesota prospect and former Sharks pick Charlie Coyle also had two goals to give him eight goals and 12 points in three games. He had an assist taken away from his six point game in Game 1. The slaughter will likely end Wednesday in Sydney in Game 4.

    3-Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 8 @ 14-Gatineau Olympiques 5
    QMJHL First Round – Blainville-Boisbriand leads best of seven series 3-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -8, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 6-26-32, -13, 55 PIM

    Janosik’s junior career may only have one game left in it as the Armada are on the verge of a sweep in their first round series with Gatineau. Game 4 is Wednesday night in the Olympiques barn. Janosik’s assist was his first point of the playoffs.

    4-Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ 13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5
    QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau leads best of seven series 3-0

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 -1, 2 PIM (slashing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

    Fourth-seeded Victoriaville fell in an 0-3 hole in the series to the 13th seed, and did it by allowing a snowman in Game 3. The Tigres coach is likely in hot water considering Victoriaville had Memorial Cup aspirations not too long ago. The Drakkar can sweep the Tigres on Wednesday in Game 4.

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    Tough draw on back to back nights.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 37 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    TB Stamkos (54), (St. Louis), 5:03
    BOS Thornton (5), (Chara), 10:54

    Second Period
    BOS Seidenberg (4), (Chara, Krejci), 15:05

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (55), (Hedman, St. Louis)(PP), 5:46
    BOS Pouliot (14), (Rolston, Chara), 11:34
    BOS Marchand (26), (Bergeron, Seguin), 15:50
    BOS Peverley (10), (Krejci)(EN), 19:53

    Steven Stamkos was the game's second star. He might be good.

    Keith Aulie had 4 penalty minutes in 7:30.

    Trevor Smith was -1 in 13:57.

    J.T. Wyman had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 14:42.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie was -1 with 2 hits in 6:14.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 15 weeks ago

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.):
    Cherepovets Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 5
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 5 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Ex-Caps draft pick Dimitry Kugryshev had a pair of goals in CSKA Jr.'s 5-3 Game Two win over Cherepovets Jr. Game Three is Friday.

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